The calves across the river in the nursery field are having a grand time during this week of rain and it does not slow down the exuberance level when they take off at a full gallop or what their spindly, wobbly legs allow.
Not to be outdone, the bulls in the bull pen have been doing some funny things to keep busy during this downturn in the weather. It may be because I have spent more time in the barn since returning from my REALOregon class in Newport to get caught up with firewood bundling, but I swear those bulls are trying to tell me something.
I have one that likes to stand just around the corner of the barn and watch as I am running the wrapping machine. It’s not like he is stalking or anything, just observing as one would sit back and watch their favorite TV show. He stands around for about a half hour, gets tired of watching, and moves on to other activities with his fellow bulls.
Then another of the bulls has decided that he is going to play king of the mountain and tries to scale some of the old stumps that dot the area of the bull pen pasture. These stumps are nearly as wide as the bulls are long and there would be plenty of room up there to stand if they could climb that high. Most of the time, the one bull that attempts to scale the side, gets high-centered before putting his front legs on the top and lingers in this pose for quite a while before figuring out how to extricate himself from the precarious position.
It is apropos that the bulls are signalling for attention because most of them are now a year old and are near the age we can start selling them. The ad is now running in the Capital Press (our newspaper for all things farming in the western states).
13-Month Registered Black Angus Bulls
(3) 13-month Registered Black Angus Bulls. Low birth EPDs. Schmidlin Angus Farms, Vernonia, OR. 503-429-7861
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